This week I filmed a few Edgy Veg shows with Michael Nussbacher ( co-founder of epilogger). An evening full of onion brutality, watching the rise of seitan, sacrificial wine and absinthe. Oh, and cooking. Between our slurring words we did manage to do some cooking as well. Stayed tuned to find out how YOU can make a carnivore approved Vegan Philly Cheese Steak with a side of Mac and Cheese.
I like science first thing in the morning. Want to know why you feel like shit after that bottle of wine? Let the power of science tell you!
Today i will not be sharing any sort of magical, secret remedy. No pill, drink or food. Nope, I’m too hungover, so Instead we will discuss Sleep. Because sleep is exactly what I am doing.
If you are hungover you should save yourself the pain, and others the sight by just staying in bed. Rest is your best friend at this point to give your body a chance to recover. So take advantage of this day.
If you work, call in sick. You sound like shit so they will believe you. And technically you are in fact sick, so it’s not like you’re lying. That’s called cheating the system.
Get up only to pee, drink water, or get yourself a puke bucket. Do everything you can in bed. Eat, drink, watch tv, give yourself a baby wipe shower. Just don’t get up. You have committed yourself, and you my friend are no quitter. Are bed pans still a legitimate means of urine disposal?
If you have a personal butler at your disposal use this to your full advantage today. Have him bring you magical hangover food every two hours until it stays down. If you do not have this luxury, stockpile the right side of your bed with essential hangover food items. I recommend almond butter, dates, cashews, olives, cookies, crackers, pita bread and your favorite dip. Pick at this smorgasbord of finger foods all day. Don’t be ashamed. Can any of your friends brag about their bed Picnic? Nope.
Well I showed her! Look at me after 6 glasses of wine! I didn’t bail once, something that was shocking even to me… another accomplished milestone in my clumsy life, double win!!!
Naturally we did some wine tasting. And of course by some, I mean A LOT of wine tasting. I tried to blame my cloudy head on the sunshine, but let’s be serious… I’m not fooling anyone. The best part was the fact that I could exercise AND drink at the same time! Whoever invented bicycle wine touring is a genius. I will find out who dun-it and personally shake their hand in gratitude.
This is an artistic picture of some grapes. AKA: future wine. Grow strong little grapes so you can make lots of people act silly and stupid, and cause a few unwanted pregnancies…
The damage was, well… damaging… enough said
We stayed at a lovely B&B and the caretaker man made me the most beautiful vegan breakfast served on the front porch at 6am sharp. Niagara on the lake was the complete opposite of Niagara Falls, classy, quaint, lovely. A much more enjoyable way to day drink. AND Zee’s made me the most beautiful cucumber and soba noodle dish for dinner. They are very vegan friendly.
Good Morning beautiful people!
How did you sleep last night? I spent my evening in a suite at the Sheridan with two of my out of town girlfriends. I spend so much of my time working around the clock, that I often forget about the joys of girl time. That time when you can just be your pink loving, vibrator talking, 5 bottles of wine downing selves. To vent, to laugh and even cry…
Jump on the bed…. It’s fun.
When was the last time you spent an evening with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? Or text messaged them just to see how they were doing? You never know how a quick hello can make someone’s day…
Alcohol makes you piss like a race horse. Not only are you losing fluids but you are also depleting your body of necessary vitamins! ACK! Vitamins will help to get your ass out of bed after a night of partying; and will also offer a host of other health benefits!!
Vitamin A– Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin. You are going to need help with allllll of those if you are staying up until 4am. Carrots pal! CARROTS, drink it in juice, eat a couple stalks, or just take a tbsp of spirulina!
Vitamin B – Bloodshot eyes and an unbalanced nervous system come together with a hangover headache. Vitamin B1 calms nerves while B2 helps with bloodshot eyes among other overall positive effects on your body. No one neeeeds to know how shitty you feel by looking into your eyes.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C will help stimulate the liver, and help it break down the alcohol that is still in your system. Alcohol also depresses the immune system, so consider taking vitamin C to help ward off the cold or flu after drinking. So drink a glass or orange juice or make a smoothie with acai berries!
Vitamin D – Your nervous system is in shreds during an alcohol hangover, so vitamin D helps soothe shaky nerves. It also helps heal any broken bones you might have sustained from falling down steps when drunk. Trust me… I know.
Simply eat something delicious that contains these vitamins will do the trick of hangover relief nicely. Or Juice… The answer to all questions is freshly juiced fruits and vegetables!
Soak in Wasabi To Stimulate Detoxification… until next weekend.
Did you know that as much as a third of toxic body waste is cleared through the skin. That is why, no matter how often you brush your teeth after a night out your boss will still smell that booze off you.
Now, doesn’t it suddenly make complete sense to soak in a tub of toxin-purging wasabi? Don’t dismiss the hot stuff as a mere smear on your sushi! Turns out that at the root of this go-to miracle tonic’s power, wasabi (which is actually a member of the cabbage family) has the ability to increase blood circulation through the organs and promote oxygenation of the cellular tissue, helping to clear cells of metabolic waste. When infused into the bath, wasabi’s stimulating nature has been known to help ease a hangover. Food really is incredible isn’t it?
I’ve used the Body Systems Bath Treatment, but then decided to make it myself by combining ginger for nausea & indigestion, mustard for increased circulation, stimulating sweat glands, & opening pores, epsom salts for relieving aching muscles and internal re-balancing, and peppermint oil to loosen phlegm, sooth nerves, and stimulating pain relief. I mix all ingredients together and sit in my tub. What else are you going to hungover?
Have sex. I know, I know: easier said than done hungover. This state usually comes with a full course of headache, thirst, stomach aches and depressive spirits that may also provoke suicide. We have all had that weak moment when we beg our roommate or significant other to just kill us so we may sleep: perchance to dream: ay, for in that sleep of death what dreams may come… We all get a bit Shakespearean-dramatic when our veins are filled with last night’s jager.
The low spirits accompanying your hangover are connected to a temporary imbalance of hormones that generate positive emotions. So naturally, I’m leaning towards an activity that makes me feel verrrrrrry positive. ZING!! Your organism (assuming he gave you one), will release endorphins and oxytocins which increases your threshold for pain and just makes you feel good. Plus, you’ll get to work off some of last nights calories… so, in the words of Nike, JUST DO IT!
You did it again, you swore you wouldn’t, but one drink turned into 15 and now, here you are, on your ass with your head in the toilet. After thousands of years, we are still in search of the perfect remedy to rid us of that head spinning, gut rotting, body aching, feeling. We could just stop poisoning ourselves… but let’s face it– thats not going to happen any time soon.
In the mean time, here are some helpful ingredients to include in your post-bender menu…
- Milk Thistle: Commonly prescribed for people with liver problems. It is known to help the liver function properly, and may help the liver process alcohol better.
- Gingerroot: Often brewed and consumed as a tea, gingerroot is known for its ability to settle an upset stomach.
- Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juices: Juices help to replenish lost nutrients and they help re-hydrate your body.
- Lemon Water: The lemon will help to raise your blood sugar levels, and the water will re hydrate your body.
- Soup: Soup is a common hangover remedy because it soothes the stomach and helps re-hydrate the body.
Just because you are vegan or gluten free does not mean you have miss out on one of the worlds tastiest foods — Pizza! I will wholeheartedly admit that I LOVE pizza, it is probably my favorite food. I could eat pizza everyday and be okay with it. So one of the first things I sought out when I switched to a vegan lifestyle was an alternative to pizza. This was a make or break thing here people. Is a life without pizza worth living?!
Well now you don’t need to think about it, I have found the alternative. It lives in the Toronto Based Pizzaria with a love for the environment, local ingredients and is appropriatly titled MAGIC OVEN. And magical it is. They offer a diverse selection of healthy pizzas, pastas and sandwiches made to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and concerns. Everything from organic spelt pizzas, gluten-free rice flour pizzas and the option of vegan or lactose-free cheese. You can go with your traditional favorite or try something wild and crazy like the Phytonutrient Pizza! If that wasn’t incentive enough, they also offer organic specialty wines and beer! We all know beer and pizza has been a match made in heaven even before Harold and Maude. Take a look at the Menu.
Here’s another fun fact, They are so enviromentally friendly that not only is their packaging Eco-friendly but their restaurant locations are all reclaimed sites, saved from demolition crews and featuring recycled furniture and fixtures. Cool right? So go, go now to one of their 4 locations! … and don’t forget to invite me!
A real education takes place, not in the lecture hall or library, but in the rooms of friends, with earnest frolic and happy disputation. Wine can be a wiser teacher than ink, and banter better than books.
An Edgy Veg New Years Eve, a story through pictures.
Do NOT get between me and my wine…
Spending my New Year with the lady that made my 2011 so Fantastic #shitsarasays
Because it is never too late in the evening to forgo mad style (even if you cant see)
Tip of 2011: ALWAYS make bathroom friends, you never know who is around you…
I get by with a little help from my friends.. yes that’s you!
I’m just getting my Metal Health fix… #quietriot #kevindubrow
No matter how old you get, or how far you move away… at 5am, it’s still your mom that you turn to.
The Man That Got Away- Judy Garland
Why? My go-to karaoke song.
Ask me to sing it I dare you…